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Say You, Say Me

"Say You, Say Me"
Single by Lionel Richie
from the album Dancing on the Ceiling
B-side Can't Slow Down
Released October 1985
Format CD single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1985
Length 4:03
Label Motown
Writer(s) Lionel Richie[1]
Producer(s) Lionel Richie
James Anthony Carmichael
Lionel Richie singles chronology
"Penny Lover"
"Say You, Say Me"
"Dancing on the Ceiling"

"Say You, Say Me" is a song written and recorded by Lionel Richie for the film White Nights, starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines.[1] The single hit #1 in the US[2] and on the R&B singles charts[3] in December 1985. It became Richie's ninth number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[4] The track is not available on the soundtrack album to the film, because Motown did not want Richie's first single since the Can't Slow Down album to appear on another record label. It finally appeared on the Dancing on the Ceiling album released in 1986.

The track won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song as well.[1] A music video was also made for the song.

In 2008, the song was ranked at #74 of the top songs of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, commemorating the first 50 years of the chart.[5]


  • Charts 1
    • Year-end charts 1.1
  • Lionel Richie and Rasmus Seebach version 2
    • Track listing 2.1
    • Charts 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Chart (1985) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart[6] 6
French Singles Chart 4
German Singles Chart[7] 12
Japan Hot 100 25
Norwegian Singles Chart 1
Swedish Singles Chart 1
Swiss Singles Char[7] 1
UK Singles Chart[1] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 1
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[8] 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[8] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1986) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 2
French Singles Chart[9] 28

Lionel Richie and Rasmus Seebach version

"Say You, Say Me"
Single by Lionel Richie and Rasmus Seebach
from the album Tuskegee
Released February 24, 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre Country, pop
Length 5:09
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Lionel Richie
Producer(s) Dann Huff, Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie singles chronology
"Endless Love"
"Say You, Say Me"
Rasmus Seebach singles chronology
"Say You, Say Me"

In 2012, Lionel Richie re-recorded the song with Danish pop singer-songwriter Rasmus Seebach.[10] The duet is featured on Richie's album Tuskegee, for which Richie has picked a host of best-selling singers from around the world in collaborations.[11]

Track listing

  1. "Say You, Say Me" – 5:09


Chart (2012) Peak
Denmark (Tracklisten)[12] 3

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 136.  
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1991). The Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Eighties (9 November 1985 - 22 March 1986). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research, Inc.  
  3. ^  
  4. ^  
  5. ^ "Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Richie,Lionel. Retrieved March 3, 2012
  7. ^ a b Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me. Retrieved March 3, 2012
  8. ^ a b c Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie. Retrieved March 3, 2012
  9. ^
  10. ^ Lundbech, Sine (23 February 2012). "Lionel Richie og Seebach-duet udkommer verden over".  
  11. ^ : Lionel Richie Teams With Danish Sensation Rasmus Seebach to Breathe New Life Into a Classic (Video)Hollywood Reporter
  12. ^ "Track Top-40".  

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